EPICentre Seminars - Seismic Assessment & Nonlinear Modelling of Concrete Structures

23 March 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm


In this seminar Dr Eyitayo (Tayo) Opabola from UCL EPICentre will discuss the Seismic Assessment and Nonlinear Modelling of As-Built and Rehabilitated Concrete Structures with Bond Deficiencies: A Failure Mode-Based Approach.

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Arash Nassirpour – UCL EPICentre / Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

Due to the presence of inadequate lap splices and/or smooth longitudinal reinforcement in critical structural components, several pre-1970 concrete buildings are susceptible to a bond-controlled failure mechanism. In this seminar, Tayo from UCL EPICentre will discuss the development of a failure mode-based approach for seismic assessment and nonlinear modelling of as-built and rehabilitated concrete structures with bond deficiencies. The proposed approach can be adopted in structural analysis packages such as Opensees and SAP2000. The applicability of the proposed approach to concrete buildings and bridges is demonstrated.

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Photo Source: 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh (A.M.AHAD | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)   

About the Speaker

Eyitayo (Tayo) Opabola

Research Fellow at University College London (UCL)

Tayo Opabola PhD has an MSc degree in Structural Mechanics (Russia) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (New Zealand). He has extensive research experience in proof load testing of bridges, laboratory testing of full-scale structural components, nonlinear modelling of concrete structures under various extreme loadings. He is currently involved in various international research projects on vulnerabilities of civil infrastructures in Canada, the United States, Indonesia, and New Zealand. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute’s ACI 369-0A and ACI 369-0C subcommittees (Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation of concrete buildings). He has also worked as a Structural Engineer on various projects.